In mid-December of 2013, I posted a “reflection” entry, looking back on that year and all the new things I had done. Today, we stand at January 2015, so my apologies for being a bit late with this, but I’d like to keep it going and do a similar reflection entry for the year of 2014.
The year saw a lot of new, wonderful experiences for me. I was also able to re-visit some old places and enjoyed those, as well. I connected with some amazing new people and reconnected with old friends. Overall — it was a good year for me, so thank you, 2014, for treating me so well.
Here is my list, in bullet-type form:
- Visited four new states (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan)
- An incredible Washington, D.C. trip including a visit to the Capitol, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Georgetown, etc.
- Solo trip to Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario for a pair of hockey games and sightseeing
- Added another Finger Lake to my roster (Skaneateles)
- Visited my third MLB ballpark // first NY Mets game
- Visited four new NHL arenas (NY Rangers, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings)
- Got my second tattoo
- Had the chance to attend TEDx Buffalo (first time)
- Got a full-time job working in communications
- Saw a wonderful host of theater, including Matilda: The Musical, Jersey Boys and Phantom of the Opera, all in NYC
- Purchased season tickets to Shea’s and saw: Evita, Wicked, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia, Cinderella
- Attended many great concerts: Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony, X Ambassadors, Tokyo Police Club, 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction
That was my year, boiled-down to 12 bullet points. While that list doesn’t even begin to cover the details, or even cover everything that made the year 2014 a spectacular one, it’s a good start.
I can only hope that whatever 2015 will bring, it will be just as good or perhaps even better. In this moment, I feel as though my life is on a great track, and I am so incredibly blessed to have all the wonderful opportunities I have. I hope that at the year’s end in roughly 12 months from now, I will be in just as great a place as I am now.